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“If you're in Oslo for holiday there are better locations”
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Thon Hotel Opera
Ranked #7 of 102 Hotels in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 January 2012

I will say up front that there is nothing particularly wrong with this hotel, but as I was travelling on holiday I found it to be a little out of the way. It is "central" only in that it is at Central Railway station. One train stop further takes you to National Theatre and that is much more central as far as getting out and about goes.
The standard room was a reasonable size, very clean, nice bathroom. Very comfy bed and pillows.
There is a cafe downstairs for coffee and snacks and a restaurant for breakfast and dinner.
The breakfast is fantastic. Great choices; the usual European cold cuts and cheese, breads, vegies, hot options of eggs, bacon, baked beans and sausage, yoghurts and fruits. The coffee is a help-yourself Nespresso machine which delivers reasonable coffee.
It is located right across from the lovely Opera House but as i've said, as a tourist i'd suggest something closer to the centre of town (near the National Theatre train stop).

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 20 January 2012

As a Oslo inhabitant who have previously stayed at the hotel I feel a duty to warn tourists about the hotel, especially given the rating on Trip Advisor.

A standard boring business hotel (based on feedback from friends/colleagues staying there recently) located in THE worst area of Oslo. Limited quality restaurants close by, far from the good shopping areas, and a unsafe neighbourhood at night.

Find a hotel west or north or South of "Stortinget", not east.

Only positive: Close to the trains, if that matters for you

Best tips for Oslo: Gyldenløve hotel, Radisson Sas Scandinavia, Clarion Collection Gabelshus, Rica Hotel Bygdøy Alle,

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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9  Thank SchulNorway
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Reviewed 15 January 2012

The hotel is conveniently next to the railway station with views over the harbour and, of course, the stunning new opera house (you must climb over it when in Oslo). The old town lies to the west and it's a pleasant and easy walk around the main attractions.

Inside the hotel is everything that you would expect. It's spacious, attractive and efficient. There is almost too much choice at breakfast, there are places to lounge and the walls are decorated with opera posters.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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1  Thank matthew_in_ham
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Reviewed 10 January 2012

First of all, the location of the Thon Opera Hotel is a very good one. It is directly across from the central railroad station, which is very convenient when you come in on the train from the airport. Short walk, no stairs, great. Then, though you might expect noise from the station, there is none, one of the nights we stayed there our room overlooked the railroad and we had no problem. On the other side the view of the beautiful Opera House and the water is quite spectacular. Proximity of the Opera House is a great plus for performances.
The rooms were not too big, not too small, beds super comfortable and a great bathroom. Enough closet space and enough hangers (not always easy to find!) The restaurant was good, interesting foor, but the breakfast buffet was just wonderful! All sorts of delicious foods, including herring in different sauces, smoked salmon, an omelet station and a wonderful variety of breads and cereals. Well worth the price.

Room Tip: If you want a great view of the harbor get a room on that side. The higher floors have better views...
  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Euronaut
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Reviewed 6 January 2012

I stayed here for one night in November 2011. The hotel staff couldn't have been more helpful. The rooms were great and very comfortable. Breakfast was a wide selection of hot and cold buffet.

We were looking at the conference facilities for a work event in 2012 and the conference facilities were great and the staff couldn't have been more helpful.

Location is a bonus, right next to the main train station with a Airport Express train that goes to airport in approx 20 minutes, very easy. I would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled on business
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Address: Dronning Eufemias gate 4 | P.o. 397, Oslo 0191, Norway
Region: Norway > Eastern Norway > Oslo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Oslo
#6 Romantic Hotel in Oslo
#6 Luxury Hotel in Oslo
#8 Business Hotel in Oslo
Price Range: €149 - €317 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Thon Hotel Opera 4*
Number of rooms: 480
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Thon Hotel Opera is a modern business hotel located centrally in Bjorvika in Oslo. The hotel has 480 rooms in different categories, fitness facilities, Scala Restaurant and Eufemia Bar. ... more   less 
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